WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Al-Farouq Aminu scored 18 of his 25 points in the second half and added 13 rebounds, helping new-look Wake Forest beat Oral Roberts 76-56 Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
Freshman Ari Stewart had 11 points for the Demon Deacons, who finished with a 51-25 advantage in rebounds and pulled away down the stretch to hand the Golden Eagles their seventh consecutive loss against teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Chas McFarland and L.D. Williams each scored 10 as Wake Forest played its first game without departed stars Jeff Teague and James Johnson, now in the NBA. And if Aminu's performance was any indication, he soon will join his former teammates at the next level.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.